Frequently Asked Questions

Lesson Info

ISR Self-Rescue® lessons happen five days a week for up to 6-8 weeks at a time. Your child will get about 50 minutes of one-on-one self-rescue lessons each week.  Please contact Shanon for info on upcoming sessions and availability.

Will I be in the pool with my child?

Not until the end of your child's lessons (if you choose to get in the water). Lessons are one-on-one and will accommodate  your child's experience level and needs each day.

What is the cost of lessons?

The initial registration fee for ISR Self-Rescue® lessons is $105. Weekly tuition is not included in this cost. Pay It Forward scholarships are available to families with financial need. Please contact Shanon for more info.

What will my child learn during lessons?

This depends on your child's age and physical abilities. Younger children will learn to roll back and float until help arrives. Older, more physically skilled children, will learn how to swim-float-swim to safety. ISR is unlike "traditional" swim lessons in that our focus is your child's ability to save their own life. These skills should make for a fairly seamless transition into "traditional" lessons. 

How long is each lesson?

Your child's safety is our top priority at ISR Self-Rescue®. Lessons typically last up to ten minutes each. Shanon checks a students core temperature during lessons to monitor when they start getting cold. Once a child is cold, Shanon will get them out of the water to recover and warm up. Temperature fatigue precedes physical fatigue. We never want a physically fatigued child in the water because it is unsafe.

Why ISR Self-Rescue®?

This one can be answered with one word. Results. There have been 800 documented cases where ISR students have used their self-rescue skills to survive a potential drowning situation. There are no gimmicks in ISR Self-Rescue®. We teach students to rely on nothing but their own body and  skills in the water to survive. This leads to competence and confidence  that will lead to a safer, more enjoyable experience in the water.